Amy J. Dempsey is a communications program officer who works with diverse, international stakeholders and policymakers to develop strategic communications plans and strategies that improve global health outcomes. She is dedicated to using compelling communications campaigns as a tool for policy change, and blends extensive in-country experience and excellent written and verbal communications skills to deliver results and creative ideas and solutions.
Prior to joining the Panorama team, Amy worked for Population Council in Washington DC and managed all knowledge translation and communications activities for the organization’s maternal and newborn health portfolio, which included projects dedicated to hypertension in pregnancy, fistula prevention and treatment services, infant sepsis, and improving community health worker programs. She also worked at Population Services International in Ethiopia and Washington DC, where she focused on maternal nutrition and infant and young child feeding practices. Amy worked for USAID health teams in Ethiopia and Zambia. Before working in global health, she was a reporter for community and county-wide newspapers in California.
Amy received her MA in International Development and Certificate of Global Health Affairs from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver, and a BA in print journalism from California State University, Fullerton.